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Beneath my cereal boxes, under the paper towel beneath my cooking oils, beneath my fruit basket and under my drying rack's towel are thousands of these brown or tan bugs. This is my third infestation and I have been cleaning them with bleach products and bug killer I use on plants and wiping them away. What are they and how do I prevent these swarms? I hope the pics help but they aren't very good. The dots on my counters are a centimeter in diameter or less.

Hello Susan,
Sorry for the delay, we had a new addition to the family and she decided she wanted to come early. Mom and baby are doing well but it's been a rough couple of weeks.

As for your bugs.....

The pictures are hard to tell what they are. But I suspect that you have some sort of stored product pest that will infest grain products. I would suggest collecting some samples and having them looked at by an entomologist to be certain. There us generally not a treatment so to speak from a pest control stand point. You need to remove the food source.

Check all grain products including but not limited to: cereals, oatmeal, cornmeal, flower, dog biscuits or treats, get where I am going here I imagine. Check for infestations in any of those products, throw away any infested items. They must go to the curb...meaning to the outside garbage. Any items that are not infested need to be placed in sealed containers. Begin storing your fresh fruit in the refrigerator. You can continue to wipe down the areas where you find infestations with a 9 part water, one part bleach solution. This process will take time so you need to be patient.

Once you have them identified you will know their food and harborage habits. You can then adjust your control measures accordingly.

Check any new food products for infestation and place in sealed containers when you purchase them.

Please check in during the process if need be and I will help as I can.

Rene' Kesecker
Good Earth Pest Company
Corvallis Oregon

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I can thoughtfully and truthfully answer any questions that deal with insects or rodents that are entering or around structure, especially those found in the Northwest. Our company specializes in low impact pest management.


I have been involved in the pest management industry since 1981. My husband and I own The Good Earth Pest Company, which provides service to homes and businesses throughout the mid Willamette Valley. We are a second generation pest management firm. I served as the first woman president of the Oregon Pest Control Association and currently serve on the Professional Women in Pest Management council for the National Pest Management Association. Good Earth was the first company based in Oregon to be certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association, meaning we have met of exceeded the high standards set by our industry leaders.

I am currently the Chairperson for both the Legislative and Scholarship committees for the Oregon Pest Control Association and a Member of National Pest Management Association where I serve on the Board of Directors and Professional Women in Pest Management Committee. We are Certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association. Our company is a member in good standing of both Oregonians for Food and Shelter and Associated Pest Management.

I have assisted in the annual reviews and co-authored the Structural and Occasional Invader chapters of the Northwest Pest Management Guide, published by Oregon State University. I have assisted in the production of the Oregon Pest Control Association, Intergrated Pest Management Technician Training Manual, this publication is still in progress. My articles on pest management have been published in local newspapers such as Gazzette Times, Albany Democrat Herald and Itemizer Observer.

My formal training in the pest management field has come from years of experience and continuing education provided throughout the years by our state association, national association and leaders in our industry. Although I now manage our office I once worked in the field performing repairs, termite treatments and general pest control. I am still a certified applicator in the state of Oregon and activly partitipate in continuing education.

Awards and Honors
Certified Quality Pro by the National Pest Management Association. Our entire staff is held to the highest of standards having met or excedded benchmarks in areas such as enviromental stewardship, background checks on all empolyees, Safety and having drug free employees to name a few.

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We currently manage many large condo complexes and provede pest management for a large firm that manages homes for the disabled. This requires highly trained technicians and office staff that can handle any situation human or pest related.

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